FRANCIS MATTHEW: Lack of political inclusion, and the lack of regular statements, offers an opening to criticism of the country. But this should not ignore its liberal social agenda.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: They were cuffed, searched, held in cells for hours, strip searched and interrogated. It made me wonder why we put up with it.
KHALEDTRON: The regime tells us these are Salafists, terrorists, infiltrators, agents of the West who wish our country harm, who wish to compromise Syria by destabilizing it from within.